There very few (if any) speakers at under $1,200 (used), that can match the sonic “prowess” of the Carver AL-III speakers. Sure they need lots of power to drive them but when you do, like many other owners of the AL-III speakers, there is turning back. The speakers have amazing depth and space. Soundstage was wide, tall and deep. The combination of a 10″ woofer with a 48″ ribbon is one of the best sounding we have heard. Room size and careful positioning of the speakers (they are dipolar so they need some back space from the rear wall) will translate to a musical scale unlike many speakers priced in the sub-$1,200 category. These are not the AL-III+ which saw the controls for the highs, mids and bass removed which was unfortunate because they proved to be very useful when making finer adjustments on getting the speakers to sound right in your room. Standing at 73″ tall, 14″ wide and 17″ deep, they have a relatively small footprint but throws a big sound when demanded.
The speakers are in pretty good condition. Minor marks from use and some scuff marks along the edges. Finish is oak. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping. They will ship via freight and local pickup is welcomed.